Ketogenic diet exhibits anti‐inflammatory properties
Published: 19 Feb 2020
Ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat low-carbohydrate diet used as an effective treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy, including some inflammation-induced epileptic encephalopathies such as fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-aged children.
See below a link to an article by Epilepsia (official journal of the International League Against Epilepsy), discussing how the ketogenic diet exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by use of an experiment. Read below for a brief overview:
This article includes the summary, methods, results, discussions, and conclusion for an experiment conducted on male rats. The experimenters created two groups of rats (one on the ketogenic diet, and one on a standard diet), and took readings such as:
Cytokine and prostaglandin measurements
RNA Extraction and qRT-PCR
Data was then analysed using PRISM 5 software (GraphPad, San Diego, CA, U.S.A). Statistical analysis was then performed using repeated measures analysis of variance and the Mann-Whitney Test.
Author: Nina Dupuis, Niccolo Curatolo, Jean‐François Benoist & Stéphane Auvin